Bionic Turtle’s Week in Risk (ending April 15th)

Check out our newest YouTube videos, some very detailed FRM forum discussions and general risk articles that David found to be very interesting!

New YouTube

In the Forum (selected only)


term life insurance

backtesting var

Political, economic or regulatory risk



Technology and data science (primarily R), including Alternative Data


Exams, Financial Associations (GARP, FRM, CFA Institute) and Careers, including CRO Interviews

  • Deutsche Bank’s New CEO, a Risk Veteran, Warns of Tough Decisions
  • One Year of College With No Degree, But No Debt And a Job at the End (New schools tout themselves as alternatives to college in the digital age … )
  • As you study for the exam next month, don’t forget the importance of sleep: Why Sleep on It is the Most Useful Advice for Learning — and Also the Most Neglected


Books and Courses

  • Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity (by Condoleezza Rice and Amy B. Zegart) I pre-ordered this.

Case Studies and Companies, including Strategic or Reputation risk


Risk Foundations (FRM P1.T1)

Quantitative Analysis (FRM P1.T2)

  • Think of a Number: Why Humans and Machines Are Bad at Being Random “Random number generators (RNGs) are used in many industries, including cryptography, gambling, statistical sampling, drug trials, and computer simulations … Even in the case of computer-driven RNGs, they can really only be described as pseudo random number generators. RNGs begin with a seed number, and then apply an algorithm to generate a supposedly random number. If the number can withstand extensive pattern analysis to prevent prediction, then it is usually good enough to use, but many computer-driven RNGs can have detectable patterns.

data fallacies

Financial Markets and Products, including Interest Rates, Commodity Risk, and Foreign Exchange (FX)(FRM P1.T3)

big banks

tail risk hedging


Operational risk, including Legal risk (FRM P2.T7)

Investment risk, including Pensions (FRM P2.T8)

rolling return

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